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  • pear Conference
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 6m

pear 'Conference'

pear Conference

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £19.99
Pot size bare root qa (bush)
bare root qa (bush)
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: B - flowering mid season

    This dessert pear tree is covered with pure white flowers in mid-spring, followed by delicious, long, yellowish green fruits. Broadly columnar in shape it's ideal for an open, sunny site.

  • Garden care: This 1-2 year old bare root plant will arrive with a clear stem. Prune it back by a 1/3 to a healthy bud between November to March. Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in mid summer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Add a high-nitrogen feed in spring.
    In August summer prune. Shorten any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.
    The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches.

  • Pollination Information: This pear belongs to pollination group B, so you will need need to plant one other different variety of pear to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group A or C as well.

Rootstock guide
Quince A - will grow to 3.2m in approx 10 years
Quince C - will grow to 2.8m in approx 10 years

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